Gifts to Give, Gifts to Get 2013

By on December 7, 2013

Guest Post By Alison Deyette –

The gifts you want to get this year! We’ve got gifts to get and gifts to give for fashionistas, accessory obsessed girlfriends, those who love to entertain and the Instagram fiends in all of us. You’ll want to add these to your gift list.

Dress to Impress

natural sunscreen with zinc oxide

This animal print party dress is THE dress to be seen in and leave jaws dropping in your wake. While this DVF black dress is the perfect dress when you host a party at home or just want to pull-off effortless style.

To Chill

To Chill

Zimmermann Honour Cats Eye Dress, $486.50 Shopbop

Diane von Furstenberg Beonica Jersey Dolman Dress, $285 Saks Fifth Avenue

A Gift that Skirts the Issue

Metallic or paint splatter, these skirts are not your everyday a-line.





Collection gilded paisley skirt, $158 J. Crew

Tibi Silk Gazaar Skirt, $650 Bloomingdale’s

Fierce Fashionista Gifts

Whether you choose to splurge or nab a deal, both bags are stylish.


Splurge Bag


The Steal

3.1 Phillip Lim Black Leather And Dark Camo 31 Hour Bag, $636 SSense

Danielle Nicole Alexa Mini Crossbody, $78 Piperlime

Steppin’ Out

Whether in skinny jeans or a drop-dead gorgeous dress, these shoes kick up your look.


Pony Hair


Steppin’ Out

Acne’s Pistol Pony Hair Boots, $562 Matches Fashion

ALEXANDER WANG ‘Edie’ pump, $330 FarFetch

Clutching It

Kind of obsessed with Clare Vivier bags right now.





Clare Vivier Leopard Flat Clutch Supreme, $195 Piperlime

Clare Vivier Black/White Foldover Clutch, $210 Piperlime

Jewelry Never Fails

Jewelry is always a good thing.




Pop of Color

Blue Marble Links Necklace, $25 JewelIQ and Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelled Earrings, $84 ASOS





Alexis Bittar ‘Miss Havisham’ Crystal Encrusted Spear Pendant Necklace, $125 Nordstrom

Kendra Scott ‘Megan’ Oval Stone & Fringe Chain Necklace Clear Crystal/Gold, $130 Nordstrom





Crystal Venus flytrap earrings, $62 J. Crew

Alexis Bittar ‘Miss Havisham – Pavo’ Bracelet Gunmetal/Black, $245 Nordstrom

Cover Up Gifts

Every girl needs one: the quintessential menswear classic field coat tailored for a girl’s shape is ideal for day-to-day activities to the timeless peacoat that will last in your wardrobe for years.


Simple Style


Go – To Coat

Downtown Field Jacket, $128 J. Crew  and Majesty Peacoat, $298 J. Crew

Entertaining Gifts

From pouring the bubbly or shaking up a cocktail to baking a batch of blueberry muffins or serving up a cup of coffee whenever you stop by. There are all kind of entertainers and for each there is the perfect gift.


Drink Well


Pretty Taste

Champagne Bubbles Set of 4 Glasses, $58 Anthropologie

Filomena Baking Collection, $16 Anthropologie

cocktail shaker

Shake It Up

french press

Morning After

Threshold Cocktail Shaker – Brass Fox, $12.99 Target

Bodum Gold- EILEEN 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker, $59.95 Zappos



moscow mule mugs

Drink Up


Colored Agate Coasters, $60 A+R and for my new favorite drink, Moscow Mule Mug, $18 Anthropologie

chalboard runner

Chalk It Up

cake plate

Show Off

Chalkboard Table Runner, $46 Anthropologie

Fondant Marble Cake Stand, $128 Anthropologie

Capture That Moment

This genius lens is on all our gift wish lists! And who doesn’t have a fondness for Polaroid?!

We All Want This!

We All Want This!

Sony QX10 or QX100 Smart Lens for your iPhone, $250 or $500, Photojojo

I am one of those crazy iPhone photo people. I don’t even take my large professional camera when traveling, because I can capture moments in a flash with my iPhone, especially since it’s always on me. I have been dying for this Sony lens since it came out a few months ago – perfect marriage of iPhone convenience with DSLR quality. Must Must have!!

Christina Wright from Simply Modern Weddings Blog

Instant Photo

Instant Photo

Polaroid 300 Instant Camera. Available in Purple, Blue and Red $69.99 Target

This holiday season I really want capture special moments with family and friends. Taking photos with my phone is great to be able to instantly share with my social networks but there’s something special about watching that moment develop before your eyes and land in your hand. I was so happy to see Polaroid has made a comeback with it’s instant cameras. Pour the eggnog, slip on your ugly Christmas sweater and smile!

Christina Moffitino from StreetSwag

Ankle Booties

Ankle Booties

Dolce Vita Booties – Yazmin High Heel, $259 Bloomingdale’s

I used to think the words to that classic Mariah Carey carol were “All I want for Christmas is Booooots!” That’s a holiday message I can relate to! I want them all: above the knee, below the knee, lace up, zip up, and booties. These Dolce Vita booties are the splurge on my list. I love the chains and buckles, and the heel is a perfect high for comfort and style. I bet if Mariah tried these on, she’d change her tune.

Lauren from Endless Amusement

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Gifts to Give, Gifts to Get 2013